Denali Park rangers invite Alaskans to go hiking

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010

DENALI NATIONAL PARK - Rangers at Denali National Park are encouraging Alaskans to put on their snowshoes and take a weekend hike.

The ranger-guided hikes will be held on Saturdays and Sundays when snow conditions are favorable, beginning Feb. 14. Rangers say the hikes are a good way to get out in winter and learn something about the winter season.

The hikes will take place on trails near the entrance to the national park.

Those interested in taking a hike are encouraged to bring their own equipment. The park does have some snowshoes.

The hikes will last for two or three hours and participants are told to dress warmly.

The hikes won't take place if the temperature is colder than 10 degrees below zero.

Unit 4 Trappingseason sloses

SITKA - The season for marten, mink and river otter is now closed according to a release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation.

The closure is in effect as of Feb. 15 in Game Management Unit 4.

Beaver season remains open until May 15.

Trappers are reminded that the pelts of all furbearers must be sealed by a department representative within 30 days after the close of the season.

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